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The Transfiguration

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August 6

While in the Galilee, Jesus climbed “a high mountain” and was transfigured. Jesus became radiant, spoke with Moses and Elijah, who appeared at his side, and was proclaimed God’s son: “This is my beloved son - hear him”. The church is dramatically located on the summit, over the remains of its predecessors, the Byzantine and crusader churches.

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View from Mount Tabor

While in the Galilee, Jesus climbed “a high mountain” and was transfigured. Jesus became radiant, spoke with Moses and Elijah, who appeared at his side, and was proclaimed God’s son: “This is my beloved son - hear him”. The church is dramatically located on the summit, over the remains of its predecessors, the Byzantine and crusader churches.

Highlights of the festivity

Mount Tabor in the Galilee - A festive mass is celebrated in the morning in the magnificent Catholic Church of the Transfiguration.

Related sites worth visiting:

  • Ceaseria Philipi - an ancient Roman city located at the southwestern base of Mount Hermon (”Now when Jesus came to the district of Ceaseria Philipi…” Matthew 16:13)
  • Mount Hermon - another 4th cen. Tradition suggested the monumental Hermon Mount as the place of the transfiguration.

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
An archaeological museum with items dating from the Neolithic period and up to the earl...
The nomadic Nabateans made Mamshit, a station along on the Incense Route from Arabia to...
Center for studies of Israel and the region, specializing in Bedouin culture. Museum in...
Mukhraka on Mount Carmel, which means “burned place,” is the traditional site where Eli...
Picturesque Franciscan monastery located on a cliff overlooking Nakhal Sorek and the Ei...
The beautifully restored houses and streets of Neve Tzedek, founded 22 years before Tel...
 

 Accommodations

 
Ma'ayan Harod hostel is located in the Lower Galilee region between Afula and Beit She’...
The renovated hotel has parquet floors, transparent walls in the lobby, and a gourmet r...
The Agron Guest House is situated in the heart of the Jerusalem and as such it is ideal...
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